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The Los Angeles Lakers (12-4) pay a visit to the Chicago Bulls (7-8) at the United Center on Saturday for a 9 p.m. ET tip-off. Below, we analyze the Lakers-Bulls NBA odds and lines, with picks and predictions.
Lakers at Bulls: Odds, spread and lines
- Money line : Lakers -400 (bet $400 to win $100) | Bulls +320 (bet $100 to win $320)
- Against the spread/ATS : Lakers -8.5 (-120) | Bulls +8.5 (+100)
- Over/Under : 226.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Lakers at Bulls: Key Injuries
- F Anthony Davis (ankle) probable
- F LeBron James (ankle) questionable
- C Wendell Carter Jr. (thigh) doubtful
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Lakers at Bulls: Odds, betting lines, predictions and picks
Lakers 117, Bulls 113
Money line (ML)
The Lakers (-400) should be able to pick up the road win against Billy Donovan’s Bulls (+320), but it’s going to be a close shave. L.A. is particularly risky with A.D. and LeBron listed on the official injury report, although both are fully expected to play. AVOID.
Against the spread (ATS)
The BULLS +8.5 (+100) have won and covered three in a row, each as an underdog, and they’re 8-1 ATS across the past nine games overall. That includes a narrow 117-115 loss in Los Angeles at 8.5-point underdogs just on Jan. 8. What has changed to make the Bulls a near double-digit ‘dog on their home floor, especially while they’re running hot?
O/U 226.5 (-110) is going to be too close to call. The Bulls have hit the Over in six of the past seven games overall, so that would be the lean here. But the best call is to avoid and just focus on the spread. PASS.
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